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Old 2022-01-23, 20:58   #24
If I May
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"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

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Originally Posted by a1call View Post
It’s not the same Devil that you or your browsers know.
Hmmm... Yet more client-side code execution; great... This sounds like a possible attack vector to be carefully considered...

A true story... A client of mine way-back-when had a high-end, high-capacity HP printer "wide open", including by way of an unprotected WiFi network. They didn't take me seriously when I advised them they might not want to do this. Multiple times.

I finally called a meeting, and in front of them sent a print job "over the air" which consisted of a very small PostScript file which ran Conway's Game of Life. One page per iteration...

Sort of a DOS, a benchmark (the printer's compute ability), and a proof-of-concept all wrapped into one...
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